Pyle on!

Center board in Eric's two-story library.

The Weasel Pyle, Chicago’s longest running Diplomacy event, is back for a sixth installment, and here’s your invitation to join the fun! Please join us at Brown Manor in beautiful, bucolic Wayne at 11 a.m. on August 13 for Weasel Pyle VI. Sign up by commenting below, emailing me, or responding to the Meetup invitation. You won’t be sorry. Host Eric Brown is pulling out all the stops for the season-ending event.


  • We’re expecting three or four simultaneous boards of Diplomacy.
  • Dan Burgess will bring a keg or two of craft beer. Feel free to augment that with your choice of beverage.
  • We’ll seed one shark-free board for new players as well as old ones who are returning to the fold and need to shake off the rust.
  • Early eliminees are welcome and encouraged to play other games. Mike Morrison will be on hand to teach Caylus.
  • Guests can also partake in a zip line and the shooting of bb guns. It don’t get much better than that.
  • We’ll announce the bids for the Weasel Royale club championship. This is your last chance to qualify as one of the top seven scoring paid-up members of Season Six.
  • We’ll present our Weasel of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards, as well as the Season Six Best Country awards.
  • The Regimental Choir will sing our battle hymn, "Come Now Weasels," approximately in key.
  • We’ll elect officers to the fourth Sneak. Three seats are up for grabs this year, and if there’s sufficient interest, the Sneak may even expand.
  • And once again, our gracious host will present each guest with a Weasel Pyle Commemorative Rosewood pen. Plus, the Pyle’s best country winners will receive pens, as will the day’s most tenacious, ruthless, mercurial and dominant players. And the best performing new player will receive the Kit of the Litter pen.
  • All this, plus a special appearance by Laurent Joly, the reclusive French genius behind the World Diplomacy Database!

Weasel Pyle VI will be a great event and the perfect ending for our best season yet of Windy City Weasels Diplomacy. Sign up today and join the fun!

Weasel Pyle VI
When: Aug. 13 at 11 a.m.
Where: Brown Manor in Wayne, Ill.
What: As many boards of Diplomacy as we can get.
  1. Eric Brown
  2. Jim O’Kelley
  3. Laurent Joly
  4. Mark Weiskircher
  5. Amanda Baumgartner
  6. Tony Prokes
  7. Peter Lokken
  8. Christopher M. Davis
  9. Christian Kline
  10. Dan Burgess
  11. Nathan Kos
  12. Nate Cockerill
  13. Rob Clare
  14. Matt Sundstrom
  15. Peter Yeargin
  16. Kevin O’Kelly
  17. Dave Martin
  18. Dave Martin Crony 1
  19. Dave Martin Crony 2
  20. Ben DiPaola
  21. Mike Morrison
  22. Sam Bassett
  23. Don Glass


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This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Mark Weiskircher

    Kyle and I are going to attend as well. With multiple boards (and a “shark-free” one for him) there should be no need for us to be on the same board and separated via sphere. :p

  2. Christopher Michael Davis

    I will be attending, but I have to fly to Denver on Sunday…so I will need to leave by Sunday 10 am.

    BTW, this event will be our club awards and elections as well!

  3. John G

    I’m in, this was a great event last year!

  4. Mark Weiskircher

    Kyle is now not going to be able to attend. Football two-a-days until 2:30pm. šŸ™

  5. Jim O'Kelley

    It’s like a Weasel Pyle bunny hop. Two steps forward with both Sam Bassett and Mike Morrison saying they’ll play last night. Then one step back with Kyle’s conflict.

    Regardless, we’re now working toward a fourth board. And we’ll definitely have a novice board, so recruit a friend.

  6. Jim O'Kelley

    For those who missed my email, here’s Eric’s address:

    33W590 Ashley Lane, Wayne, IL 60184.

    If you get lost or run late, contact me, not Eric. Per his request, I’ll be handling traffic control tomorrow morning. You can email or call me.

  7. Mark Weiskircher

    I would like to request a spot on the “novice” board please. :p

    Also, does Mr Brown have wireless internet we may be able to connect to? I have some important stuff I would like to monitor tomorrow via the internet. šŸ™‚

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